Mike Brewster

Athlon Awards: Best Offensive Line Units

Even with two starters gone from last year's line, Wisconsin is in great shape up front.
<p> Athlon Sports ranks the best offensive line units in college football for 2011.</p>

They're the teams within the team - those cohesive little units bound together by their shared responsibilities within the larger team context.

Whether it's the offensive linemen firing off time after time into those familiar blocking sleds, or the defensive linemen drilling repeatedly on how to shed blockers, or the defensive backs breaking on ball after ball - these teams in miniature hone their tasks on the practice field until those tasks become second nature.